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Geoffrey Scott Kunkler

Estate planning Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   7 reviews

About Geoffrey

Learn Geoffrey’s areas of practice.

Geoff’s practice is centered around estate planning for individuals and business owners, as well as asset protection planning for retirees. He joined CPM Law in 2014.  

PRACTICE FOCUS

Geoff Kunkler has been a family wealth planning attorney since 2011.  He focuses his practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection, Estate Administration, Business Planning, and Special Needs Planning. Kunkler has a wide variety of experience in conducting educational seminars on legal topics. 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Geoff is active in several organizations within his profession and community. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, Columbus Young Professionals, The Arc of Ohio, and the National Aging in Place Council. Geoff is also a pro bono volunteer to provide legal services to veterans through Operation Legal Help Ohio and is a volunteer member of the Development/Marketing Committee for the Delaware County Foundation.

EDUCATION

Geoff received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Case Western University, and his law degree from The Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law. 

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Geoff was born in Wooster, Ohio where his family still resides. In his free time, Geoff enjoys eating out and vacationing with his wife, Lauren, and playing with his dogs, Teddy and Mowgli. A former personal trainer, Geoff is a bit of a fitness nut and is currently focusing his efforts on CrossFit.

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Recap of the Delaware County Foundation Evening of Generosity 2015
Licensed for 11 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Geoffrey

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
950 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 200
Columbus, OH, 43212
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
535 Metro Place South
Dublin, OH, 43017
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive and Approachable
Appreciate his willingness to meet person to person vs virtually. He offered (2) locations to meet for my convenience. Geoff is knowledgeable and completed the work in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Estate Lawyer
I needed an attorney to assist in setting up my estate. Geoff was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Aaron | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great legal team
Geoff and his team were exactly what I needed when setting up my estate. Everything was quick and easy, and now I'm hiring them again to help me handle other legal matters. Would recommend them to anyone looking for legal advice!
Posted by Trent | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate and Trust documents
After switching my retirement portfolio to a new manager they asked me if I had a will or trust. At the time I did not, so they referred me to Geoff Kunkler to discuss. Geoff was very easy to work with and provided a very thorough and professionally handled process to get my affairs in order. I got married about a year or so after this and we had my wife go through the same process. We then trusted Geoff to refer my mother-in-law as well, so Geoff has truly taken care of my family.
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Posted by Matt | April 4, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Awesome knowledgeable Lawyer
I only talked to Geoffrey on the phone, Not only did he get back to me the same day, But he took the time to answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable. I can't thank him enough the weight of stress he took off my shoulders. If I have any estate planing needs, He would be the first one I call.
Posted by Gregg | November 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attourney
I have used several a tourneys and Geoff best meets the needs we have. He is particularly knowledgable and can execute that knowledge. All my affairs are better since Geoff has been my quarterback I would go no where else. Best Attourney I have ever found.
Posted by ouida | April 15, 2015
Geoff's Review
Geoff is an elder care attorney. We attended one of his presentations on estate and financial planning. After attending, we were offered a free personal consultation, which we took advantage of. Geoff was very professional, while at the same time provided a level of comfort. This level of comfort grew into trust and we began our estate planning and were introduced to a financial planner who also gave us some great advice. We now have completed the initial plan. Geoff remains in touch and we will review yearly with him. The prices for his services are reasonable. He has a great ear and a very understanding, nonjudgemental quality. The process is hard work but in t he end it brings a sense of peace. We would stongly reccommend that you attend one of Geoff's presentations.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-345 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Operation Legal Help Ohio
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Columbus Legal Aid Society
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • AlerStallings LLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Craig D. Barclay, LLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate
  • AlerStallings LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston
  • 2007 - 2011
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Education

  • American College
  • Chartered Advisor in Philantropy
  • 2016
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
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Associations

  • Special Olympics Ohio, Board of Directors
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Associate Committee
  • Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Estate and Gift Planning Professional Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Delaware County Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Professional Council - The Columbus Foundation
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Columbus Networking Group
  • Membership Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Catholic Foundation - Professional Advisors Group
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Spark Awards Selection Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court Committee
  • 'Probate Community' Contributor
  • 2015 - Present
  • OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Allied Professional Network
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus
  • Pro Bono Volunteer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Delaware County Foundation
  • Development & Marketing Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Prestwick Commons Homeowners Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP - Marketing Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP - Family Wealth & Estate Planning Group
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Aging in Place Council
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • James Ambassadors Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Estate Planning and Trust Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Estate Planning and Trust Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Columbus Networking Group
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • Program Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • Sergeant at Arms
  • 2013 - 2014
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • Hospitality Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Worthington Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2020
  • 40 Under 40
  • Columbus Business First
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
  • The American College
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Accredited Attorney
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Probate Law Journal of Ohio
  • Considerations in Planning for and Administering Digital Assets
  • 2016
  • The Report
  • Medicaid Expansion - A Brief Overview of the Expanded Insurance Programs
  • 2016
  • The Wealth Planner
  • Basis Consistency and Reporting - A Brief Overview of the Proposed Regulations
  • 2016
  • Probate Law Journal of Ohio
  • Saving for Disabled Beneficiaries is Easier with ABLE
  • 2015
  • The Wealth Planner
  • Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples after Obergefell
  • 2015
  • Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection Blog
  • Unintended Consequences: How Using a Life Estate Results in Gift Tax Liability
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Education Workshop
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2021
  • Study Group
  • VA Planning & Updates
  • 2020
  • Financial Education Workshop
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2020
  • VA Planning & Updates
  • VA Planning & Updates
  • 2018
  • Professional Council
  • Estate Planning and Administration of Digital Assets
  • 2017
  • Money Management
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2017
  • Money Management
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2017
  • Money Management
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2017
  • Money Management
  • Asset Proection Planning
  • 2017
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2017
  • 2017 Kickoff Business Meeting
  • Planning Opportunities in Using Trusts
  • 2017
  • Worthington Estate Planning Council
  • VA Planning & Updates
  • 2016
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Overview of VA Benefits
  • 2016
  • Social Security & Estate Planning 101
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2016
  • Social Security & Estate Planning 101
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2016
  • Probate Litigation
  • Heading it Off at the Pass: Careful Planning to Avoid Probate Litigation
  • 2016
  • Northwest Study Group
  • Medicaid & VA Overview
  • 2016
  • Coffee & Conversation
  • Overview of Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Central Ohio Planned Giving Council
  • Estate Planning for Digital Assets
  • 2016
  • Blueprint for Financial Success
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2016
  • Awesome Women in Business
  • Promoting Your Business Through Networking
  • 2016
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Overview of VA Benefits
  • 2015
  • Scioto & Powell Joint Chapter Meeting
  • Using LinkedIn to Promote your Business
  • 2015
  • Probate Litigation
  • Heading it Off at the Pass: Careful Planning to Avoid Probate Litigation
  • 2015
  • Get Your Financial House In Order and Protect Yourself From the Next Crash!
  • The 6 Myths of Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Get Your Financial House In Order and Protect Yourself From the Next Crash!
  • The 6 Myths of Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Get Your Financial House In Order and Protect Yourself From the Next Crash!
  • The 6 Myths of Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Edward Jones Annual CLE & Networking Event
  • Estate & Succession Planning for Lawyers & Law Firms
  • 2015
  • Delaware County Foundation - Professional Advisors Group
  • Estate Planning for Digital Assets
  • 2015
  • Associate Lunch & Learn
  • Marketing & Social Media Best Practices
  • 2015
  • Member Workshop
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2014
  • Member Workshop
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2014
  • Delaware County Chapter - Educational Series
  • Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2014
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2013
  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Planning for Probate, Taxes and Long-Term Care
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoffrey is always willing to share his wisdom and expertise with others. I endorse him as he is a highly respected attorney in the profession."
Estate planning Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoff is an honest, intelligent, straightforward attorney. I have worked with Geoff on several matters, and trust his work product and dedication."
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow estate planning attorney I've had the pleasure of working with Mr. Kunkler on over 100 cases. Geoff is incredibly smart, personable, and thorough. I would trust my own estate planning needs to Geoff and would recommend him to anybody who asked."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Columbus Estate planning Lawyer Geoffrey Scott Kunkler
Geoffrey Scott Kunkler
Estate planning Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 11 years
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